As part of National Get Outdoors Day this Saturday, June 8, Lake Carlos State Park is offering free access to the park and several activities to explore.
No vehicle passes will be required to get into the park.
"We are hoping to see lots of new faces, along with the many regulars," said Ben Eckhoff, area naturalist for the park. "Our goal is to get everyone outside and the weather looks to be helping make that easier."
Here are some of the activities:
Yoga at the Park, 10 to 11 a.m.
Meet at the Amphitheater and join Samantha VanWechel for a free 45-minute yin yoga practice surrounded by the serenity of nature and the lake.
Yin yoga promotes relaxation and stress relief and is suitable for all levels of yoga experience, including beginners.
Participants are encouraged to bring a mat, towel or blanket and water. A limited number of yoga mats will be available for use.
Class will be cancelled if it is raining at the scheduled time.
Registration is not required. VanWechel-Meyer is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and has completed a 200-hour teacher training program.
Geocaching and more, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Enjoy Visitor Center activities, geocaching and more.
At the Visitor Center, explore on your own to learn more about the park and the wild things that make this area special. Hands-on activities and displays include pelts to touch, craft station, and more.
The naturalist will also be there instructing about geocaching. GPS units are provided to test your skills and find the treasure.
Archery in the Park, 1 to 3 p.m.
Meet at the beach area and participate in one of the oldest arts still practiced today. Families and individuals alike can learn the valuable skill of archery free of charge.
No experience is required and all equipment is provided. Stop by the beach house anytime during the program.
Children must be at least 8 years old to participate and must be accompanied by an adult.
No personal equipment is allowed.